Yee-haw! The weekend is here. Nooga.com checks all the options and gives you our best bets for the top five.
Les Miserables at Tivoli
Close Door Entertainment presents Les Miserables (Les Mis) based on the novel by Victor Hugo. Les Mis is considered one of the most popular musicals around the world. The epic storyline centers around Jean Valjean in 19th century France. After an unjust imprisonment, Valijean struggles for redemption in an unstable world. You know the songs: “I Dream a Dream,” “Castle on a Cloud” and “One Day More.” Closed Door Entertainment is a “conglomeration of actors, singers, writers, dancers, painters, builders, and musicians who all work together to be the best theatre company in the area.” The company was started by J.C. Smith. Click here for tickets.
When: Friday, Oct. 18., 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 19., 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 20., 2 p.m.
Where: 709 Broad St.
How Much: $20 - $28.50
Greenspaces presents the annual Rooftop Hop on Saturday night, celebrating green from the roofs of five different downtown buildings. The event includes views, delicious food and cocktails. Some of the participating roofs will be EPB Building, Walnut Commons and Citipark. The main party will take place at the Bijou parking deck and Laura Kelton from Easy Bistro & Bar will mix drinks. An “official after party” will be at Rhythm & Brews. Click here for tickets and more information. Attendees must be 21.
When: Saturday, Oct. 19., 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: Various locations
How Much: $58 general admission. (discounts for members of Greenspaces)
Peelander Z at JJ’s Bohemia
Human bowling is usually a part of the show when Peelander Z roll through town. The Japanese-based punk band currently resides in New York City and refer to themselves as a an “Action Comic Punk band hailing from the Z area of Planet Peelander,” in case you were confused. They dress not unlike Power Rangers and sing songs like “S.T.E.A.K.” and a wonderful cover of Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” Sad the Neutral Milk Hotel show sold out? You shouldn’t be. This show at JJ’s Bohemia will be more fun. I promise. Double Dick Slick and Gold Plated Gold will also perform. Click here for more info.
When: Saturday, Oct. 19., 9 p.m.
Where: 231 E. M.L. King Blvd.
How Much: $5-$15
Oktoberfest at Chattanooga Market
As far as Oktoberfest celebrations, this weekend’s celebration could be considered the most authentic. Chattanooga's 12th annual Oktoberfest features a two-day celebration of German traditions. Presented by Village Volkswagen of Chattanooga, the festival will include food (brats!), seasonal brews and live music from the Wurstbrats Oompah. Click here for more information. A complete schedule is here.
When: Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20.
Where: 1829 Carter St.
How Much: Free
Our own Jenni Frankenberg Veal wrote a comprehensive preview of this event for Nooga.com. Hiketoberfest is a day-long hiking adventure that begins at Shackleford Ridge County Park (behind Signal Mountain Middle/High School). This annual event involves guided hikes, educational lectures, music, entertainment and a native plant sale. Beginning at 9 a.m., a guided 7-mile hike to Edward’s Point via Mushroom Rock will test hikers. Other hikes will take place throughout the day. All proceeds from the event will go toward the preservation of the Cumberland Trail.
When: Sunday, Oct. 20., 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: 2650 Sam Powell Dr.
How Much: $10 per person, $25 per family (suggested donations)
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